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by her side through it all said today, i find angie's choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic, paving the way for all women to be bold, brave, and still beautiful. paula faris, abc news, new york. >> thanks to paula there. there were so many questions today. we heard you. you streamed them in to us about risk and choices and we turn now to abc's senior medical correspondent, dr. jennifer ashton, who's specialties women's health. going from 87% risk to 5% is so dramatic. >> that's right. in fact, that risk now is lower than the average woman's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. >> even if you don't have the gene? >> that's correct. we have to remember, it goes way down, not zero because there's still breast cells left, but it's a major risk reduction. >> and ovarian cancer, that risk can be reduced? >> exactly. for this type of mutation, there's an up to 50% risk of ovarian cancer, which can be treated with removal of the ovaries, a separate surgery. >> does insurance pay for this? this is thousands and thousands of dollars. >> it can be incredible in
this decision firsthand, i find angie's choice, as well as many others like her absolutely heroic. all i want is for her to have a long and healthy life with myself and our children. this is a happy day for our family. jolie wrote, we managed to laugh together. we knew this was the right thing to do for our family and it would bring us closer. and it has. jolie said she chose to share her story now, wanting more women to get tested and know their options. life comes with many challenges, she wrote, the ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of. >> and they can use this knowledge to make choices. >> we met a doctor of clinical genetics. she talks to women about when to consider surgery and to make sure they have the insurance to cover it. >> everyone has the braca gene. it protects you against breast cancer and ovarian cancer. if there's a change in that gene or a mutation, the patient loses the protection against cancer and is therefore predisposed. i applaud angelina jolie. i think she's very brave. >> cancer is still a word that strikes fear in people's h
combos starting at 6 bucks. more life happens here. i don'without goingcisions to angie's list first. you'll find reviews on home repair to healthcare written by people just like you. with angie's list, i know who to call, and i know the results will be fantastic. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. new details on the measure defer an 8-year-old girl in calaveras county, school counselors are made available after the community learned late saturday that leila fowler's 12-year-old brother, not an intruder, will face charges in her stabbing death. he is a juvenile. on friday, the mother gave a tv interview a day before her son was arrested and she said he has always been protect i of leila fowler. >> check of the commute with leyla gulen. >> the drive coming from pet hawke-petit -- petaluma is clear. this crash is cleared westbound 80 coming up on san pablo dam road but we have heavy backups from highway 4, with 30 minutes to get to the macarthur maze. >> our meteorologist, when we come >> good morning, the coolest temperature in the north bay veal, 46 in napa, and half mile visibility i
's not about boxes and tools. it's about getting them to solve problems. >> angie heads up the lab. there is a lot of intricate problems you have to solve. wait, where does the hinge go, which side should it fit in? which side of the box should open. how do all these pieces fit together. the more practice we give them, the more advantage it is. >> they begin to think of themselves as capable, especially in an environment that has been traditionally mail dominated. that they just feel more sure of themselves and more acceptable thinkers across the board. >> gore these girls it's about thinking outside the box. >> it's cool to have a hands-on project like this where you are trying to build something with your hands. >> i think we can do things men do and should be giving opportunities for women to learn. >> the maker fair is this weekend at the san mateo county event center. for a link go to abc7news.com and click on the "see it on tv" tab. it is 5:45 now. lisa argen tracking the weather, which is going to be warm, dry, which is good and bad. >> that's right because the air mass drie
's not about boxes and tools. it's about getting them to think spacially and to solve problems. >> angie heads up the lab. there is a lot of intricate problems you have to solve. wait, where does the hinge go, which side should it fit in? which side of the box should open. how do all these pieces fit together. the more practice we give them, the more advantage it is. >> they begin to think of themselves as capable, especially in an environment that has been traditionally male dominated. that they just feel more sure of themselves and more acceptable thinkers across the board. >> for these girls it's about thinking outside the box. >> it's cool to have a hands-on project like this where you are trying to build something with your hands. >> i think we can do things men do and should be giving opportunities for women to learn. >> that was dan ashley reporting. the maker fair is this weekend at the san mateo county event center. go to our website and click on "see it on tv" tab for more information. lots of stuff going on this weekend. >> right. we have lower temperatures this morning. here you se
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, said i find angie's choice as well as so many others like her absolutely heroic. paving the way for all women to be bold, brave, and still beautiful. paula faris, abc news, new york. >> angelina said her mother, died at 56, has been her inspiration through almost everything she has done in life. she says she didn't want to have to explain to her children and over and over again, mommy may not make it because of what mommy's mommy went through. she wanted to with confidence tell her children this will not happen to me. >> other women will do monitoring, getting tested and wait and see. and legitimate choice for a lot of people as well. but she certainly has raised a whole bunch of awareness, made that option a lot more mainstream. and therefore, just great work. great work. >>> let's talk about attorney general eric holder. expect tough questions on capitol hill today. about the justice department's secret review of associated press phone records. holder says he removed himself from the case after being questioned as part of an investigation of a national security leak. also yesterday, h
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